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The Bunyip
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Creator : Worsnop, Thomas
Source : The prehistoric arts, manufactures, works, weapons, etc., of the aborigines of Australia
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : C. E. Bristow, Government Printer
Date of creation : 1897
Format : Book
Dimensions : 214 x 144 x 24 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Thomas Worsnop writes that the bunyip is a widespread tradition among Aboriginal peoples in Australia, that 'bunyip' is the term for the creature in South Australia and New South Wales, but the communities of the other colonies have different names for this mythical creature. Plate 83 reproduces a sketch of the River Murray bunyip drawn by an Aboriginal man in 1848.

Period : 1836-1851
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Further reading :

Barrett, Charles. The bunyip and other mythical monsters and legend, Melbourne : Reed & Harris, 1946

Holden, Robert and Holden, Nicholas. Bunyips : Australia's folklore of fear, Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2001

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